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Alabama school resource officer shoots, kills ‘suspicious’ person outside elementary school: report

Greg Norman - Fox News | Published on 10/9/2022
A man described by police as "suspicious" has been shot and killed by a school resource officer after attempting to enter an Alabama elementary school Thursday morning, reports say.

The gunfire erupted outside Walnut Park Elementary in Gadsden around 9:30 a.m. after the individual showed up and attempted to gain entry into vehicles and buildings, Etowah County Sheriff Jonathan Horton told WIAT.

"I got a call from the principal, who’s really distraught, and I really couldn’t make out what was happening," Tony Reddick, superintendent of Gadsden City Schools, told the station. "But I knew it was something pretty bad."